it’s been mood board mayhem over here lately. and i’m certainly not complaining. lots of exciting new projects in the works!!
i love, love, LOVE creating these things. i always keep them open when i’m working on the project they pertain to because they really help keep me focused on the direction of the design. this moodboard is for a new company and i’m excited to eventually show you what we we’ve been cooking up! the colors of this project are just so happy and fresh and i majorly dig this client’s aesthetic and vibe. more soon!
hooray for new business cards! i had them printed in two different colors…mint + gold ink and chipboard + black ink. i’m so happy with how they turned out, and as always, working with kristine of presshaus la was so much fun! that gal is one talented lady. now who wants one??
yesterday i woke up to the [really awesome] surprise of having two features on oh so beautiful paper! it was really exciting to see our wedding invitations and our wedding stationery details featured on that blog. you may have already seen them in my portfolio, but if you haven’t, check out the features HERE and HERE!
*check back later because i will be sharing more photos from our wedding weekend!
oh hey! welcome to my brand spankin’ new site and the grand launch of JayAdores Design Co.! it feels so good to have this up and running and i am SO happy with how it turned out. i think it really represents my brand and my aesthetic (remember my moodboard here?). take some clicks around and explore all of my new pages if you’d like!
a few shoutouts:
+ a HUGE thank you to scott, my amazing developer who made this thing come alive! i highly, highly recommend this guy. super knowledgable, helpful, patient, nice, and very timely with e-mails! if you are looking for a programmer, scott is your man.
+ for those who subscribe by e-mail, i don’t think you will be getting e-mail notifications anymore as i switched servers in the process. i think eventually you will be able to re-subscribe by e-mail using that subscribe button on the right…but as for now, i don’t think it’s working. i’ll keep you posted!
+ google reader will no longer be around on july 1 (so sad!), so now i read blogs via feedly. check my blog out here!
+ i am hoping to launch my shop at the end of summer 2013! with our move to california coming up sooner than later, i’ve got a lot on my mind (like how i’m going to decide which of our possessions are worth shipping across the pacific). i also thought it would be best to hold off on shipping a ton of inventory here only to have to ship it back to the golden state.
i’ve flown quite a bit in the past year…i think since last may, i’ve been to california on average once a month! i mostly flew the red eye because when i was still working at my corporate job, i had to catch the friday night flight out to LA and make it back to hawaii by sunday night for work on monday. (yet another reason why working for myself is AWESOME). these were my essential pieces for those late-night-to-morning flights but definitely work for any-time-of-day-flying as well.
1) a large bag / i love using a big bag for a carryon because i stuff it with my laptop, camera, wallet, a book, some snacks, and other random in-flight necessities. i’m really loving this one from cuyana.
2) a long + cozy sweater / without fail, i get super cold on the red eye. i find blanket-like sweaters get the job done in keeping me warm through the night. (i saved this pic so long ago and have no idea where i saved it from! i’m wishing i knew because that sweater is so cute!)
3) boots / i always wear my heaviest and largest shoes on the plane so they don’t take up precious room inside my suitcase. (they also keep my toes warm on freezing flights!) i currently have a huge crush on these ones from madewell and am saving my pennies for them because i love them so much!
the past few weeks in hawaii have been kind of cold (in my opinion) and super windy. we live on a big hill so i’m not sure if it’s the extra breeze we get up here, but i haven’t worn a sweatshirt and sweats this much since i moved here almost four years ago! and i’m taking FULL advantage of the situation. i miss cooler california winters so i love when the opportunity presents itself to wear comfy sweats around the house while i work and drink hot coffee (opposed to my regular shorts/tank/iced coffee)! i know most people don’t advise to work in your pajamas, but until hawaii goes back to being warm, i will be wearing this cozy get-up.
you guys! i’m so excited today to be featured on waterfall creative’s design journeycolumn! i’ve been a long time admirer of joanna’s work and feel so honored she reached out to me! click here to read more about my story of making the jump from accountant —> freelance design! thanks so much, joanna!